NAM member company AT&T announced today its plans to invest $14 billion over the next three years to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks. As manufacturers become increasingly reliant on technology to grow their business and create jobs this is good news.
Manufacturers use information technology throughout their enterprise to grow their business and create jobs. IT is used on the shopfloor to design products and deliver them to customers. Manufacturers also use technology tools to communicate with their employees and their supply chain. The wireless ecosystem powers these and other tools so this type of investment to grow the network will benefit all industries in the manufacturing sector.
Read the blog post “Building a Network for the 21st Century” by Bob Quinn, AT&T’s Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, to learn more about the investment and what else the company is doing with the FCC to help ensure all can take advantage of broadband technology.